Friday, December 4, 2009

First Blog Post - Casual Friday

I must admit, I'm a little nervous about putting my fashion foot out there, as most of the bloggers I follow are in their 20s and 30s. I will be 51 next week, and I still love playing with clothes and shoes, and finding a great outfit that makes me feel good about what I'm wearing that day.


Today's outfit was inspired by the weather. I wanted to feel cozy (snow flurries this morning) and comfortable, yet look polished. I just had these Joe's Jeans hemmed, so I put them together with a tan tank top and tan wool sweater/blazer.


Joe's Jeans - Honey fit - Clayton wash: TJ Maxx - St Louis, MO
Tank Top: Dana Buchman
Blazer: Iisli - The Scholar Shop, Clayton, MO
Boots: Unisa
Earrings: Jewelry Show in Collinsville, IL
Necklace: My own - my wedding band and the heart from my husband
Ring: My engagement ring

I have loved the blazer / jeans look since the 80s, and now that it's back I'm a happy camper. I like the sweater details and the fit of this blazer; with the slight puff to the sleeve, and the length in the back. The tonal look of the tank top with the blazer keeps the look fresh. Unless I'm working at the Scholar Shop, I tend to wear a heel of some kind, and these boots have a 2-1/2 inch heel that is comfortable for all day.

As a side note, I am exploring the whole self photo-shoot thing, with a tripod and a timer. I noticed with these photos that the first pic, with my feet in the classic T position, is the most flattering in this outfit.


  1. Mom - you have got it going on! Your blog (just like you) looks fantastic! And of course I am loving this look... that blazer looks like it was just made for you :)

    Also, looooove the fire in the fire place! It looks so cozy!

  2. Awww, chica you are the BEST! Love you sweetheart! xxxooo Mamacita

  3. awww Welcome to blog world MOM! I wish my mom would atleast decide to wear matching colors!

  4. I love these jeans and that blazer!

  5. Welcome aboard! Hope you have fun posting and meeting folks here. It's a pretty friendly community and can give great inspiration!